In the last 24 hours, sales of the ‘big brother’ book 1984 on Amazon.com have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public’s attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg’s Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense tha…
The difference now is that people consider the book a documentary and not a science fiction novel…
Ed Hayes - New York’s best dressed attorney, sporting a pair or two of his many G&G shoes.
Voted best dressed man by vanity fair. Tom Wolfe dedicated his book The Bonfire of the vanities To Mr Hayes, even Robert De niro (a good friend) gave Mr Hayes a roll in the well know mafia movie Goodfellas.
Mr Hayes has one of the best wardrobes in Manhattan, and is incredible supporter of all British craftsmen.
There’s no one better to have on your side than ’ get me Hayes’
A Federal District Court judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying production interns, a case that could upend the long-held practice of the film industry and other businesses that rely heavily on unpaid internships. In the decision, Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight should have paid two interns on the movie “Black Swan,” because they were essentially regular employees. The judge noted that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio received the benefits of the work. The case could have broad implications. Young people have flocked to internships, especially against the backdrop of a weak job market. Employment experts estimate that undergraduates work in more than one million internships a year, an estimated half of which are unpaid, according to Intern Bridge, a research firm.
This is a significant victory for the rights of interns. Too many companies have gotten away with essentially free work. As I have stated before, unpaid internships are akin to exploitation. Hopefully more companies wake up to the fact that such arrangements are grossly unfair and devalue people and their work.(via marksbirch)
Source: The New York Times
When human beings are scared and feel everything is exposed to the government, we will censor ourselves from free thinking. That’s dangerous for human development.
The term thought crime comes to mind…